Oversight of genetically modified crops in Hawaii remains the state’s kuleana, a federal judge ruled Wednesday when invalidating Hawaii County’s law restricting the use of transgenic plants.
WASHINGTON — Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
A strong flow of recovery and reconstruction supplies through Hilo Harbor kept Young Brothers shipping totals on the rise at that port, even as other maritime entry points around the neighbor islands saw cargo volume slip 2.1 percent in the third quarter.
NEW YORK — It’ll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn’t be the same without … helium.
PAHOA — Lava that was threatening homes more than a week ago continues to cool as Hawaii County prepares to restore access to Pahoa Village Road in time for Thanksgiving.
“Catastrophic cuts to services” are on the horizon if legislators don’t provide more funding this year, says the head of East Hawaii’s public health care system.
Coral reefs are considered the marine equivalent of tropical rainforests. The very mention of them tends to bring to mind the corals themselves, which are tiny animals belonging to the group Cnidaria and living in colonies consisting of many individuals, each called a polyp. Or, images are evoked of fish and other marine inhabitants that rely on this diverse and beautiful ecosystem for habitat, shelter and food.
The most direct route into Pahoa Village from Hilo and upper Puna should be open by Thursday, according to the county’s Civil Defense chief.
For First Hawaiian Bank customers, the future is now.